Career and Advanced Technology Center, Community College of Philadelphia
In partnership with Lavallee Brensinger Architects, SG was engaged by the Community College of Philadelphia to transform the college’s West Philadelphia Regional Center into a destination that provides high-quality academic, career and technical programs supporting career-focused students entering the region’s workforce. The main objective of this effort is to create a dynamic, identity-focused center that will provide students with the ideal learning environment for mastering technologies of the ever-evolving industry and healthcare workplaces.
The existing West Campus facility will be demolished and replaced with a parking lot for over 60 vehicles. The proposed three-story, 75,000 SF building will replace the existing parking lot and automotive technologies center. The new facility will include state-of-the art advanced and adaptive technologies for instructional space and study areas as well as laboratory service bays for automobiles, large vehicles, and stationary and small engine equipment.
Comprehensive instruction and training in this facility will focus on automotive and stationary equipment. Programs on the ground floor will service current and future technologies, including diagnostic and repair procedures as well as techniques for vehicles powered with gasoline, diesel, biotech, electric, propane and compressed natural gas.
The second and third stories will consist of a variety of classrooms and laboratory spaces supporting the automotive program, materials technologies and healthcare programs.